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Tango - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 11-18-2011)
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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml was poured into a stemmed chalice.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a layer. It is an amber brown color with no vision of anything. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy Belgian yeast, caramel, cherries, bready, bananas, dark fruits, a little booze, and candi sugar.

Taste: Definitely dark fruits all around, caramel, spice, bready, nice warm alcohol that is deceiving, candi sugar sweetness, and powdery yeast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, a little chewy, some bitterness, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Definitely a sipper. Got better as it warmed too. Might have to revisit this one from time to time. A nice treat.

Flounder57, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a short lived head and a bit of sediment. Smells sugary, as well as fruity and slightly alcoholic. The taste has brown sugar, cherry, and a Belgian yeast influenced dark fruit notes. The cherry is omnipresent, but fig, date and other dark fruits add to the character. The 10.6% is detectable in the taste, not detracting by any means. As hops are minimal, the alcohol flavor does a good job at balancing the fruit and malt sweetness. Full bodied, well carbonated feel growing almost dry as the bottle flows into the glass. Overall, this ale would be a great conversation piece around the holidays. Brute strength, but graceful flavors. Vintage 2013.

Stinkypuss, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

WhiteHillsStore, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of gillagorilla
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle from, "the 20th installment of Weyerbacher’s Brewers’ Select series in November of 2011, however, it wasn’t bottle conditioned and was a tad lower in alcohol."

A: Ruddy brown with a tinge of amber to it, like an extremely oxidized port.
S: Over-ripe dark sweet cherries with the characteristic Belgian spice and candi sugar.
T: Belgian, but light overall with a bit of cherry sweetness.
M: Light, even carbonation that is muted but still present.
O: Not a huge fan, but a decent beer. It hurts that this wasn't bottle conditioned like the other releases of it.

gillagorilla, Oct 31, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +24%

Beastcpa, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Prost76
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Prost76, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

tkdchampxi, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%

Undated bottle at 35 degrees into snifter
Aroma of cherries
Head cold small (<2 cm), fizzy, light brown, gone basically instantly, no layer, no ring
Head warm small (<2 cm), fizzy, light brown, rapidly diminishes to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none cold; partial waves and small islands of tiny bubbles as it warms
Body pinkish, hazy, sediment in bottle
Flavor actually better when cold – the cherries are more noticeable. As it warms, the flavor becomes more mulled. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5. Final weighted score: 3.425.
The only flavor that actually comes through is cherry which would be OK in a kriek beer, but a Belgium dark ale should have raisin, figs, dates, ie “dark fruits” as well. This isn’t a bad beer but is really more of a kriek beer to me. Was it worth $ 77/ case of 12? Yep.

Ozzylizard, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Lehighace06
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Lehighace06, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours hazy brown with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of barnyard yeast, cherries, bready malt and spices. Body is full and crisp. Spicy hops, funky yeast, bready malt, brown sugar, minerals and sour cherries fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Enjoyable brew.

mikeg67, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of StephenHopking
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

StephenHopking, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Mantooth, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of BraveMountie
4/5  rDev +7.8%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

sanitarium16, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of HideYaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

HideYaBeer, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a cork n cage bottle into a goblet.

Pours a dark amber color with a white frothy head that dissipates quickly. Very little head retention and minimal lacing around the glass. Smells of cherries... A lot of cherries...and a little bit of malt. Tastes of ripe cherries and pale crystal malts. Tastes like cherry pie actually with the breadiness from the malt and the cherries. "She's my cherry pie, cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise." Anyhow...mouthfeel is that of a cider. Sweet, with a high acidity and lot of carbonation. It's a pretty decent brew but I think next time I will cellar this one and see what happens as I think it would benefit from aging.

Cheers!

Budinetz, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a pretty dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some cherries, not a lot going on. Taste is tart, some cherries, alcohol is most definitely present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, but at this price point, I was expecting a little more.

tone77, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

scott2269, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

JamesStreet, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Sammy, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

mportnoy, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

NonicPanic, May 18, 2014
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Tango from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.